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Tuesday September 18, 2018

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Standards Australia is Undergoing Massive Change
Business
Thursday January 25 2018

Standards Australia is Undergoing Massive Change

Since its inception in 1922, the organisation then known as the Australian Commonwealth Engineering Standards Australia Association and now Standards Australia (SA) has seen change in...

Cranes, Safety, Air Rights and Oversail Licences
Safety
Tuesday July 4 2017

Cranes, Safety, Air Rights and Oversail Licences

The unprecedented high-rise residential boom has punctuated Australian city skylines with cranes for some years now.

On-site Battery Storage Installation
Energy
Thursday April 20 2017

On-site Battery Storage Installation

The development of any rules that touch communities, industry, new technologies and life safety is worth paying attention to.

What to Ask when Questioning the Use of Standards
Business
Monday March 7 2016

What to Ask when Questioning the Use of Standards

Recently it became clear that an understanding of the intent and purpose of a clause, or the “functional statement” in the NCC and an Australian Standard...

Are Australian Standards Becoming Irrelevant?
Business
Thursday January 14 2016

Are Australian Standards Becoming Irrelevant?

According to the Oxford English Dictionary, a standard is "an authoritative or recognised exemplar of correctness, perfection, or some definite degree of any quality."

Do You Know What Your Buildings Are Made Of?
Business
Tuesday November 3 2015

Do You Know What Your Buildings Are Made Of?

Research is key in all facets of a project, right down to taking a closer look at the materials you're using.

Building Inspectors Risk Litigation Due to Inadequate Training
Residential
Monday September 7 2015

Building Inspectors Risk Litigation Due to Inadequate Training

In 2009, the building inspection industry took a backward step because of a law that quietly deregulated the industry in NSW.

Have Changes to Lift Requirements Improved Accessibility?
Business
Friday July 10 2015

Have Changes to Lift Requirements Improved Accessibility?

A critical component for successful movement and way-finding in any multi-storey building is a well designed system for vertical transport.